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Off-broadway still open?

zachvandyke
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Off-broadway still open?

#1
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:10pm

Hi all.

Does anyone know if off-broadway shows (ie Little Shop) are cancelled too?

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#2
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:15pm
What I really would like to know about is Assassins. I have tix for Easter weekend
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#3
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:20pm

The shows will announce / make statements. The Off-Broadway League doesn't necessarily house ALL Off-Broadway shows as membership is optional, so even if they do make a statement, not all shows may be covered by it.

So pay attention to the shows' social media. You'll find out within minutes of a decision being made.

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#4
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:26pm

Per Telecharge, all performances at New World Stages are closed through 4/12.  The next date on sale is Monday 4/13 for ticketbuyers at New World Stages.

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#5
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:37pm

suicidalmickeymouse said: "What I really would like to know about is Assassins. I have tix for Easter weekend "

Same, and for the same weekend. I just cancelled my flights and hotel so I won’t be going, but I hope they’ll give me a refund 

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#6
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:38pm

Just received word that Signature and NYTW are also cancelling performances before 4/13

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#7
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:48pm

I just bought a ticket to Little Shop for tomorrow night.    

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#8
Posted: 3/12/20 at 3:59pm

I feel like Encores' Love Life should be cancelled if everyone sticks to the under 500 rule but so far there's been no announcement and they're still releasing press videos. 

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#9
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:07pm
I was told that tonight’s Darling Grenadine was still going on, but the show now seems to be gone entirely off the Roundabout website...
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#10
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:12pm

I couldn't find a tweet, but this was posted on 59E59's website:

59E59 Theaters is suspending public programming through April1, 2020 in response to the public health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.

I was looking forward to seeing Whisper House, but I'm glad it's canceled because I was tempted to go, and that wouldn't have been the smartest thing.

 

 

 

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#11
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:18pm

The issue with Off-Broadway houses is that venues with under 500 seats have to reduce their occupancy by 50%. I'm assuming they'll all be closing.

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#12
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:19pm

It makes sense that the multiple theater complexes are closed. They gather over the amount allotted for one building. I would assume smaller off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway houses are open. If they are, they could possibly see an uptick in attendance. I know people with tickets for Broadway shows this evening are running around to the off-Broadway houses to see if they are up tonight.

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#13
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:22pm

Ars Nova has cancelled the rest of their run of Orotorio For Living Things. They say they hope to reschedule the run, 

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#14
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:26pm

The Public has announced they're cancelling shows until April 12, per their Twitter.
https://twitter.com/PublicTheaterNY/status/1238199061888602114

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#15
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:32pm

I expect all off broadway theaters to cancel until April 12th, following the Public's announcement. 

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#16
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:33pm

VintageSnarker said: "I feel like Encores' Love Life should be cancelled if everyone sticks to the under 500 rule but so far there's been no announcement and they're still releasing press videos."

My friend at City Center said that they will abide by whatever happens with Broadway Theatre. I hope they reschedule the Encores program but this is going to be a day to day challenge.

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#17
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:35pm

Suicide Forest canceled all remaining performances (they were slated to close this weekend). 

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#18
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:40pm

They updated the CSC website

"In light of the New York State's new restrictions on live events, CSC has temporarily suspended sales for our upcoming production of Assassins. We will have more details for current ticket holders in the coming days as we assess our plans and may need to adjust the performance schedule.

Please check back for more information which we will provide as soon as possible"

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#19
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:44pm

Per https://www.lct.org:  Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, has SUSPENDED ALL PERFORMANCES of FLYING OVER SUNSET, as well asINTIMATE APPAREL through Sunday, April 12, 2020. THE HEADLANDS concluded its run as of Wednesday, March 11.

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#20
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:45pm
Good for Ars Nova:

“Ars Nova is deeply committed to our core values, especially during difficult periods. We recognize that ceasing events has a profound impact on the lives of those artists scheduled to perform; on our incredible team of house managers, ushers and bartenders; on ever-vigilant custodial staff; and on so many others who make live theater possible, both on stage and behind the scenes. But we are part of a community that takes care of one another, and that remains consistent even now. Therefore, all individuals who were scheduled to work on Ars Nova programming and operations during the next 30 days, including all involved with the production of Oratorio for Living Things, will continue to be paid even during this suspension of programming.”
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#21
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:48pm

^ That's wonderful, I hope most theaters will follow this example. 

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#22
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:53pm

Little Shop is not longer selling tickets before April 14th.

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#23
Posted: 3/12/20 at 4:57pm

While Broadway will likely suffer greatly from the unfortunate timing of this, some of the Off-Broadway theatres might have a bit more flexibility. Many of the major non-proffits own their own spaces, and many are otherwise dark for the summer. So they may have more flexibility to extend and/or reschedule their runs into the summer as needed. The biggest variable will be actor availability, but that can be worked out I think. 

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#24
Posted: 3/12/20 at 5:22pm

Little Shop definitely canceled through 4/12.  From their website:

"Following governmental guidelines and rising concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the producers of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS have announced that performances have been cancelled beginning Thursday, March 12. The closure will be in effect through April 12, 2020. For inquiries regarding refunds/exchanges, please contact your original point of purchase."

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#25
Posted: 3/12/20 at 5:32pm
How about NAKED BOYS SINGING The audience is virtually on top of the actors in that theatet.
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